American, Australian Drama Schools Present the Business of Acting

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America’s TVI Actors Studio brings “The Business of Acting in the States” multi-media presentation to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

“The Business of Acting in the States,” taught by Alan Nusbaum, the founder and chairman of TVI Actors Studio, introduces actors to the idea of being an “actor-preneur.” The seminar covers the three major markets in the entertainment industry: Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Australian actors can expect to learn about self-marketing, interview techniques, audition preparation, bookkeeping and career strategy.

“Treat your acting career like a business. As an actor you need market yourself where work exists. I wouldn’t sell air-conditioners in Alaska,” says Nusbaum who also keeps a daily blog at

Since 1986, TVI Actors Studio, located in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, has provided actors with a center where they can focus on the business of their careers in addition to learning the necessary skills to compete as an actor. The primary focus of the studio is to provide actors with a means of learning and understanding the practical "ins and outs" of the acting profession.

The Australian Film and Television Academy (TAFTA) will host the seminar Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 3:00 pm. John Orcsik, a well-known Australian actor, is the director of TAFTA.

The Actors Centre will present the lecture Tuesday, March 14, 2006, for a sold out audience. Alumni of the Actors Centre include such international stars as Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts and Hugh Jackman.

TVI Actor’s Studio will also visit Quiet On Set, Williams Talent Agency and The Actor’s Workshop during it’s Australian tour.

The Business of Acting is $20 for general admission and free to TVI’s friends and alumni. For ticket information and seminar locations, visit


Amanda Waits




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